US early vote total exceeds 2016; Texas leading the nation

This group of women representing “Hon Viet” joined hundreds of others Saturday to take part in the Trump Train that began at Baytown’s Hooters restaurant to make the trek to Katy in support of the re-election of President Trump. Organizers said about 700 people took part. 

With eight days before Election Day, more people already have cast ballots in this year’s presidential election than voted early or absentee in the 2016 race as the start of in-person early voting in big states led to a surge in turnout in recent days. 

The opening of early voting locations in Florida, Texas and elsewhere has piled millions of new votes on top of the mail ballots arriving at election offices as voters try to avoid crowded places on Nov. 3 during the coronavirus pandemic.

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